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Feb 23, 2012 9:07 PM

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I'm not really sure what to call it but lets go by "captions" for now.


[under username]

Well I saw this feature on several other Forums and was wondering if it was even possible to implement this onto MAL? I don't really have a reason but I thought it would be pretty neat to have. (I'm sure several others have seen this before as well) xD
 
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Feb 23, 2012 9:18 PM

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Yeah I've seen this on like every other Forum. lol

Wouldn't mind this feature being added. I approve. :)
 
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Feb 23, 2012 11:56 PM

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It's a fun idea.
 
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Feb 24, 2012 2:34 AM

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there would be idiots that would put "Administrator" on their caption..

rather..

[Userame] [Access Rank] [Title/Caption]
Like this:



Though this would mean a whole rework on the forums lol
"I hate the anime that everyone likes, I must be so f**king special"
 
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Feb 24, 2012 3:29 AM

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Cashdaxxx said:
there would be idiots that would put "Administrator" on their caption..

rather..

[Userame] [Access Rank] [Title/Caption]
Like this:



Though this would mean a whole rework on the forums lol


LOL I never really see people on other forums do that but I guess that could happen. Still would be nice to have this feature though. xD Also just curious if its even possible.
 
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Feb 24, 2012 3:58 AM

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Cashdaxxx said:
there would be idiots that would put "Administrator" on their caption..

rather..

[Userame] [Access Rank] [Title/Caption]
Like this:



Though this would mean a whole rework on the forums lol


Screw people like that. If they have mental problems and inferiority complexes which they want to cure by adding imaginary staff position, let them be.

OT:
Nice idea, I'm all for it.
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Feb 24, 2012 1:40 PM

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AlanViBritannia said:
Cashdaxxx said:
there would be idiots that would put "Administrator" on their caption..

rather..

[Userame] [Access Rank] [Title/Caption]
Like this:



Though this would mean a whole rework on the forums lol


Screw people like that. If they have mental problems and inferiority complexes which they want to cure by adding imaginary staff position, let them be.

OT:
Nice idea, I'm all for it.


lol yeah serious, if this was really the reason why we wouldn't get this feature that would be really dumb. Also I'm sure there are ways around that problem if you put your mind to it. xD
 
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Feb 24, 2012 2:25 PM

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Of course it's pointless since it's nothing but extra info for shits and giggles, but it is indeed nice to have.

A lot of forums make it available for a reason which is one reason why I think it should be implemented here at MAL too.

 
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Feb 24, 2012 2:40 PM

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lpfManiak said:
It would be funny at times, but I can already picture it as being used in mostly pointless ways. The addition of unneeded features such as this one will lead to an overload of the interface and - eventually - a significant decrease in readability.

I, for one, prefer uncluttered layouts.


Uncluttered layouts...?

I feel you're exaggerating this a bit because its not really that big of a feature. (actually it isn't even a big feature at all) If this was some sort of crazy suggestion like a whole new site layout then I would understand, but its not. Its just dam words under your username. (srs guys lol) Several other Forums have this and I've never seen people abuse it to the extent you are mentioning. I can think of negatives for almost anything, obviously there are negatives, but just be positive about it.

Again, I just feel this would be a fun feature for everyone. No harm intended.
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Feb 25, 2012 2:12 AM

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It seems like a couple of words above every person's name wouldn't make a difference but yes, it does. There are threads solely for moderator discussion and the stream of titles down the page does decrease readability by a bit. It's nothing disastrous but it certainly isn't as clean as a normal thread would look.

Fears of abuse are not unfounded as well. There are some people who have impersonated forum moderators in the past by taking creative liberties with their avatars. That's why General Rule #5 exists.
 
Feb 25, 2012 3:07 AM

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Fair enough.
 
Feb 29, 2012 8:50 AM

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Xjellocross said:
Fears of abuse are not unfounded as well. There are some people who have impersonated forum moderators in the past by taking creative liberties with their avatars.


^Reuploaded because imageshack failed on me :(..
[Userame] [Access Rank] [Title/Caption] - would change it

eg.
Cashdax (Member) (El Psy Congroo!)
Xjellocross (Anime Moderator) (*insert epic title here*)
"I hate the anime that everyone likes, I must be so f**king special"